As the recent US election has proven, people are in desperate need to satisfy an inexplicable need for unreasonable physical stimulus, so here you go: 11 weird and mysterious places in the world.
Two very weird and creepy things happened to me. Well, at least two come to mind now, so I’ll tell you about them. Once, when my daughter was a baby, my husband, she and I went out to dinner. I noticed a man, about 30 years older than I was, sitting nearby eating alone. I wondered whether he was the sort of man who was secure enough to eat alone at any point in his life. Or, did the security to dine alone come with age? I pondered about it, and just for the sake of my own self-fulfilling need, thought that he had always been a superior sort of man. I thought, well, there’s a guy who’s secure, and doesn’t need the approval of other diners to enjoy some food and live his life.
And then I forgot about him.
We finished up our food and were checking out. Mind you, I didn’t tell my husband that I noticed the guy and what I was thinking about it. Too metaphysical at that moment in a fun-filled day outing. Well, wouldn’t you know, the guy checked out when we did and he walked out at the same time we did. I looked at him again and noticed something. The guy was in a regular middle America uniform. Khakis, plaid shirt, old-timey haircut with nothing in particular, and guess what else?…. you can’t guess. He had skeleton tattoos on his hands and forearms. I don’t know where the tattoos stopped, obviously. So down each finger was a tattoo of the underlying skeleton bones that belonged on the finger. Same with the wrist. Same with the forearm.
And now I’ve gotten the bejesus scared out of me. I’m looking at my daughter and hoping he doesn’t kill her. So I just look down, and start moving. So he follows us out. Then he walks to the same parking lot we were parked in. And then.. while we’re walking through the parking lot, my husband and I started walking about 3 feet apart, which is sometimes what you do.
Skeleton man started walking in between us.
Yes, I very nearly had a heart attack. I thought that even though we were in public and it was daylight, sh*t was going to go down. My husband didn’t notice the tattoos. Just that somebody who had no social skills or boundaries was uncomfortably close.
Nothing happened. We got in the car. He didn’t approach us. And that was 10 years ago and we’re all still alive.
The second creepy thing? One morning, my son woke up with a spider bite exactly 1 inch above his right eye. It was the only time I ever noticed a spider bite on either of my children. A half hour later, my daughter woke up, with a spider bite exactly one inch above her right eye. Yes, if you’re questioning this, it IS creepy and weird.
On to our list – when we talk about weird and mysterious places, the first thing that crosses our minds are unusual events and odd locations.
The process of creating the list of 11 weird and mysterious places in the world was very interesting. We dug deep into sites like Travel Triangle. We sorted the list by the number of weird events which appeared in these places as well as people’s and scientist’s theories about how or why that happened. If you are interested, check out 11 Most Famous Abandoned Places in the World, as well.
Now, starting the mysterious countdown!
11. Kuldhara, Rajasthan
This mysterious and weird village is one of the famous in India. People abandoned it before 200 years because they think that it is cursed. You’d think with the over population the nation is suffering right now people would let reason overtake their superstitions.
10. Pyramids of Giza
We are continuing our list of weird and mysterious places in the world with The Pyramids of Giza are the biggest tourist attractions in Egypt. Scientists still struggling to explain how ancient Egyptians used to build these pyramids so big, with no technology at that time. Or now, for that matter. People can’t figure out how to make these pyramids without using building machinery. We can’t figure it out!
9. Easter Island
This Chilean island is one of the most isolated, weird and mysterious places on earth. There are new theories every year about its statues, but still, no one can explain for sure why and how people built them.
8. Plain of Jars
Located in Laos, this place, next on the list of weird and mysterious places in the world, has hundreds of stone jars. It’s believed that they are about 2 000 old.
7. Kongka La Pass
Many people actually claim that they saw a UFO here. It’s located between China and India and because of the many weird flying objects, it’s now seen as the base for extraterrestrial enthusiasts.
6. Magnetic Hills in Moncton
It’s called a gravity hill – where your car moves upward without hitting the gas pedal. This is an optical illusion. It’s created by the rising and descending terrain.
5. Aokighara, Japan
Folks claims that this place is definitely cursed – namely because a lot of people kill themselves here. Yes, it fairly deserves the fifth place on our list of 11 weird and mysterious places in the world.
4. Bermuda Triangle
This Devil’s Triangle is part of the Atlantic Ocean and apparently is the final resting place of countless ships and aircraft. All died under mysterious circumstances. The area, known as both the Bermuda Triangle and the Devil’s Triangle, in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean. It’s is one of the most heavily traveled shipping paths in the world, giving boats access to the Americas, Europe, and the Caribbean islands. Commercial and private aircraft routinely fly over it.
3. Nazca Lines, Peru
Lines in the ground- or ancient geoglyphs in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru is next on the list of weird and mysterious places in the world. Some estimates put the age at 500 BC. They’re essentially shallow lines made by removing the pebbles and uncovering the white ground beneath. The largest are up to 1,200 feet long. Scientists differ on their opinions on the meaning, but in general they ascribe religious significance to them.
We’ve all seen them. Large stones standing upright in the middle of nowhere in England. Why, who, how still remain a mystery. But scientists think they know at least when – 4 000 years ago.
1. Area 51, Nevada
Area 51 is a strongly restricted military base. It is 24/7 under watch by snipers and other US forces. There are a lot of conspiracy theories about this place. One of the theories says that it’s the location where the US is overseeing the creation of advanced energy weapons. Others think that the place might be where the development of time travel technology is. Or perhaps it’s the government’s base to develop a means of weather control. We don’t know and they won’t tell us.
We hope you learned something about the 11 weird and mysterious places in the world. A few of these places are places you can visit. Stay away from #1.